CREATIVES: Entrepreneur to Watch Whitney O’Brien
Two Bees Cashmere is an Atlanta based collection created by a stylish and smart entrepreneur, Whitney O’Brien. We had the privilege of getting to know her better at the recent Southern C Summit. She is a joy so it is no surprise her line has a great vibe.
The coastal inspired designs and comfortable lightweight cashmere appeal to an active lifestyle whether that means jet-setting or an everyday adventure. Two Bees is making cashmere a livable luxury through affordability and convenient washable care (try The Laundress Wool & Cashmere Shampoo and lay flat to dry).
Learn more about this entrepreneur and see what all the buzz is about …
I spent my summers on the beaches of New England and my winters skiing in Vermont. I was engrained to relish the outdoors no matter the season so in the back of my mind was always looking for the perfect sweater that could go anywhere, any time of year. The seed for Two Bees was planted long before it came to fruition in my twenties.
Sitting on the Dock of the Bay by Otis Redding. A reminder of why I work for myself; the ability to work hard, set your own hours and every once in a while enjoy “watchin’ the ships roll in.”
Fave book or author:
That’s a tough one because I love to read. The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay has been a lifelong favorite for its message of strength, determination and the power of the individual. Recently I read All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr and adored its beautiful prose and intricately weaved historical story.
Angels Among Us Pet Rescue. We just adopted our third dog and have finally evened out the canine to kid ratio in our house. It’s a bit nuts but we love our crazy brood!
#1 skill/attribute needed to be an entrepreneur:
Conviction. You have to believe in yourself and what you do.
My husband. He is very level headed, hard working and honest.
Favorite social media:
Instagram for the perfectly captured and edited imagery. Find us at @twobeescashmere.
“I don’t believe you have to be better than everybody else. I believe you have to be better than you ever thought you could be.” – Ken Venturi
Interesting tidbit about you or your business:
All of our cashmere is machine washable!
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